Colorado university investigates professors for noting alternative opinions

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Fascist academia: Two professors at a Colorado university are under investigation for mentioning to students the existence of opposing viewpoints.

Two professors at the University of Northern Colorado were investigated after students complained that they were forced to hear opposing viewpoints. The complaints were made to Northern Colorado’s “Bias Response Team,” an Orwellian office on campus that asks students to report their peers and professors for anything that upsets or offends them. When the news outlet Heat Street made an open records request for some of the complaints, it discovered that two students had become so upset about having to hear an opinion they disagreed with they filed reports with school administrators.

And rather than telling the students to buck up because they might hear those opinions outside of college or on the news or in the media, the schools told the professors to stop teaching that there’s an alternate viewpoint. [emphasis mine]

In both cases the professors were not advocating the alternative viewpoints, only teaching their students that those viewpoints exist. To the students and the university, even this was unacceptable.

There is no way you can have a free and open society if the people running the universities consider it unacceptable to even mention the existence of alternative points of view. Be prepared for worse things in the coming years, as these coddled close-minded students take the reins of power. They won’t be satisfied with merely shutting up their opponents. They will want to eliminate them entirely.


  • Mark

    Yet another reason why, as an embarrassed alumni, I will not be mailing a check in support of my alma mater.

  • Edward

    From the article: “The complaints were made to Northern Colorado’s “Bias Response Team,” an Orwellian office on campus that asks students to report their peers and professors for anything that upsets or offends them.”

    “Bias Response Team”? Isn’t the squelching of alternate viewpoints the very definition of *being* biased? Orwellian indeed!

    Clearly these students were unable to handle confronting alternate viewpoints. These precious, tender snowflakes are ill prepared to wander outside of their “safe spaces.” What happens when the news is full of terror, mayhem, and traffic accidents — unsafe conditions that the snowflakes cannot handle, since they cannot handle an “unsafe” idea or viewpoint.

    There was a time, only a few years ago, when our universities were bastions of thought and discussion — places where truth, philosophies, and science were explored.

    Now our universities are training NAZI brownshirts, ratting out anyone who disagrees with the establishment. An establishment made up of people who were antiestablishmentarianists half a century ago.
    “The Sturmabteilung functioned as the original paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). It played a significant role in Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s. Their primary purposes were providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies, disrupting the meetings of opposing parties, fighting against the paramilitary units of the opposing parties, … The SA have been known in contemporary times as “Brownshirts” (Braunhemden) from the color of their uniform shirts, similar to Benito Mussolini’s blackshirts.”

  • Truth welcomes opposition; falsehood denies it.

  • Edward

    Excellent, Blair.

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